| | Microphonic pickups in my Yamaha TRB 5
Hello. Recently I have purchased (second hand) my third Yamaha bass. Now I have a BBNEII, an Attitude Standard 5 and lastly a wonderful TRB 5 first generation. Although the bass was made in 1995, is in absolute mint condition.
The only problem detected is about certain microphonic quality of the pickups. They amplify every little tap I do with my hands on the body, even the sound and squeaks produced by the movement of the strap. This is something that is not happening in the other basses,
I’d like to know if I can make something to solve it. Can I repair the pickups? Do I have to buy new ones? Are there any equivalent pickups (size and sound) that I can use?
I will thank you very much if you can help me with this uncomfortable situation.